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Brighter Light Isn’t Always Better!

Task Lighting is local and close lighting used for longer durations during a specific activity.  Some task lighting activities can include writing checks, reading a book, reading the mail, and sewing or needlework.  Proper lighting is fundamental to vision especially for low vision users.  Good lighting all depends on brightness, contrast and color and will vary person to…
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Claro ScanPen App: Another Tool For Reading!

We are so lucky now with the bevy of apps available to scan in text and have it read aloud such as with the KNFB reader and Prizmo apps.  I guess I am a little spoiled, though, because now I want more!! I have many clients who would like to be able to see the document in its original format and…
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Amazon Echo: Make A Call

For about a year, the Assistive staff has been writing blog series on the Amazon Echo.  The most recent featured blog was on “Ask My Buddy” application for Echo users.  By now, if we haven’t convinced individuals that the Amazon Echo is a powerful assistive technology (AT) device, one of their newer features will! Not too long ago, Amazon…
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The ASSISTIVE Possibilities Fund Gives A Lift!

One of the most natural things a person might want to do in life is to sit back and relax. However, if you live alone and cannot independently maneuver out of a comfy chair due to aging or a physical disability, this can be a difficult if not impossible activity.  Medicare may pay for the…
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Possibilities For Myron!

  Thanks to the Possibilities Fund, Myron, a ND resident, is now learning to use a computer again after many years with his new screen reading software.  He is legally blind and needs this software in order to “see” his computer.  ASSISTIVE helped Myron learn what assistive technology was available to help him achieve his…
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